ESL Creativity Activity

    ESL Creativity Activity

    This activity is based on a creativity test developed by psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance. Torrance created the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking (TTCT) which sought to test people’s creativity and not just IQ.

    Download and print the ESL creativity activity handout:

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    Students are given an image like the one shown in the picture below.

    Creativity Test ESL Ellis_Paul_Torrance


    Students are then given one or two minutes to complete the picture and give it a title.

    After they have completed the task each student has to explain what they have drawn and the title.

    This is a simple activity that is sure to get your students thinking creatively.

    Here are some example of what others have created.

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    1 comment

    1. Thanks so much for this activity! I always try to encourage creativity among my Korean students who get pushed into pretty strict boxes so early on in their lives.

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